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PERD's Most Recent Peer Reviews
2021 Peer Review of the Performance Evaluation & Research Division
2017 Peer Review of the Performance Evaluation & Research Division
West Virginia Performance Review Act Schedule
Scheduled Agency Reviews:
: The Department of Education, the Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education
: The Department of Veterans’ Assistance and the Department of Education and the Arts
Scheduled Regulatory Board Reviews:
: Board of Chiropractic Examiners; Board of Osteopathy; and Board of Physical Therapy.
: Board of Occupational Therapy; Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; and Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners.
Registered Professional Nurses, Board of Examiners for
The Board's cash balances exceeded the allowable amount under W. Va. Code and were transferred to the State General Revenue Fund; however, W. Va. Code exempts the Board from having to make transfers.
Public Defender Services
The Public Defender Services is required by law to monitor and evaluate both the efficiency and quality of the indigent defense legal system, but the agency's ability to evaluate quality is limited by the structure of the indigent defense sytem.
Board of Osteopathic Medicine
The Board of Osteopathic Medicine is necessary to protect the public.
Reports of Interest
Board of Pharmacy
The Board could provide more active oversight of the controlled substance monitoring program’s contract deliverables.
Division of Personnel
Each year several million dollars are appropriated for budgeted vacant positions, many of which have been vacant for several years with no evidence that agencies are trying to fill them.
Review of the State's Laboratory Facilities
State Laboratory Testing Facilities' Needs and Issues are at Critical Points
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner - Letter Report
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is retaining unidentified and unclaimed decedent remains at its main facility, both in frozen storage and as cremated remains, because it lacks the statutory authorization to arrange for their disposition
Who We Are
The Performance Evaluation and Research Division (PERD) has been in operation since 1994 as a division of the West Virginia Legislative Auditor’s Office. PERD conducts performance evaluations under the Legislative Auditor’s authority – Chapter 4, Article 2, Section 5
of the WV Code – and agency reviews and regulatory board reviews per the West Virginia Performance Review Act – Chapter 4, Article 10
. Also, the Division conducts research on special topics as requested by the Legislature or mandated by separate legislation. Most reviews are presented by PERD staff to the Joint Committee on Government Organization.
It is our mission to provide useful information to the Legislature for legislative decision-making and hold state government accountable for its performance by:
• measuring the performance of state agencies by measuring outputs, outcomes, compliance and impact in relation to the purpose for which they were created;
• determining whether there is still a need for an agency or program;
• measuring the impact of agencies on citizens of the state; and
• reporting findings and recommendations to the Legislature in a concise and timely manner.
John Sylvia, Director
Performance Evaluation & Research Division
State Capitol Complex
Building 1, Room 314W
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Phone: (304) 347-4890
Fax: (304) 347-4939
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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